Head Coach - Tom Kratowicz
This is Coach Kratowicz's first year serving as Head Coach of the West Forsyth Wolverines. Prior to becoming the Head Varsity Coach at West, he taught and coached at Northview High School for 13 years and was the head coach at Northview for the last 5 years. During his time at Northview he was an assistant varsity baseball coach, primarily working with pitchers and infielders, a football coach and wrestling coach. He currently teaches Chemistry at West, but has previously taught Anatomy and Biology.
He grew up in Gwinnett County where he attended Brookwood high school. After high school he attended Clemson University then transferred to the University of Georgia where he received an undergraduate degree in science education. Upon completing his undergraduate program, he attended Georgia State University and received a master’s degree in science education, from there he went on to obtain a specialist degree in Instructional Technology, from the University of West Georgia.
He currently resides in Roswell and enjoys the outdoors and watching and competing in sports. He is very excited about his new opportunity and can't wait to lead the West Forsyth Baseball Team.
Mike Pruitt - Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Pruitt is entering his 12th season in the West Forsyth Baseball Program. He is currently teaching weight training at Liberty Middle school and coaching football there. Coach is married to Cindy Oran of Harriman, Tennessee. Together they have 3 children, Kel, Cade, and Anna Reese.
Will Skidmore - Varsity Assistant Coach
This is Coach Skidmore’s 5th year serving as a baseball coach for the Wolverines. Coach Skidmore attended West Forsyth High School and graduated in 2012. After high school, he attended Piedmont University where he earned his undergraduate degree and masters in mathematics education. Now at West, Coach Skidmore teaches Algebra 1 and Geometry. Due to the success of Head Coach Kirby Smart and manager Brian Snitker, Coach Skidmore is a 2021 World Series Champion and a back to back national champion. Go dawgs and chop on.
Josh Tate - JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant
DJ Poteet - Varsity Assistant Coach
This is Coach Poteet’s first year serving as an Assistant Coach of the West Forsyth Wolverines and will be working with the outfielders and hitters. He grew up in John’s Creek and attended Northview High School where he graduated from in 2017. After high school, he attended Wake Forest University on a baseball scholarship. He played on the Wake Forest Baseball Team from 2018-2020 where he started all three years. In 2018, he was named a Freshman All-American and led the team in home runs. After his junior season in 2020, he signed to play professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers and is still playing professionally. During the off-season, he currently resides in Alpharetta and enjoys spending spending time with his girlfriend and watching sports. He is excited about helping the West Forsyth Baseball Team and is looking forward to having a successful season.
Byron Orr - JV Head Coach
Brodie Orr - JV Assistant Coach
Coach Brodie Orr has served as an assistant coach at West for 3 years now. He has helped with both the 9th grade and JV teams.
Coach Orr was part of the first full graduating class at West Forsyth. He was a four year letterman and part of the 2010 team that advanced to the GHSA Sweet 16. After high school, he attended Shorter University where he lettered 3 years as a pitcher before transferring and finishing his undergrad at Georgia State. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry minor. After undergrad he worked as a Paraprofessional with an Autism focus, and as a coach at West Forsyth for a year before attending Dental School. He attended The Dental College of Georgia where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He is a member of the Georgia Dental Association, North West Georgia Dental Association, and American Dental Association. He currently works at Advanced Dental Associates in downtown Cumming.
Coach Orr and his fiancé live in Downtown Cumming and enjoy being outside and active. He has a passion for helping others whether it's through oral health or on the field, and he strives to leave everyone he meets a little bit better than before. He enjoys the mental aspect of baseball as well as the physical efforts it takes when no one’s watching, and tries to extract that inner drive out of each player he coaches, while aiming to give them the best skill sets to help them develop their craft.
Brian Hamm - 9th Grade Head Coach
Cade Pruitt- 9th Grade Assistant Coach